For the first time, Becker’s Hospital Review has published a list of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the United States and Millinocket Regional Hospital has made the cut.
This list features critical access hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities. Critical access hospitals are fairly unique as acute care hospitals go. They must have no more than 25 inpatient beds, have an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute care, offer 24/7 emergency care and be located at least 35 miles from another hospital, according to HHS. As of April 15, there were 1,332 critical access hospitals throughout the United States.
The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on awards and recognitions they have received. Specifically, the team looked at iVantage Health Analytics’ list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, the National Rural Health Association’s list of Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, patient satisfaction scores from CMS’ Hospital Compare and various Healthgrades awards.
To view the list in it’s entirety, please visit: 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know 2015.